Please wear a mask when visiting the Library

The restroom is closed.

Open Every Day

Sundays: 3-6 pm

Mondays: 11-1 and 3-6

Tuesdays: 3-7:30

Wednesdays: 11-1 and 3-6

Thursdays: 3-7:30

Fridays: 3-6

Saturdays: 10-1

Activity Calendar

Outdoor pickup is also available, every day!

Outdoor pickups can be arranged by calling 259-1213 during our open hours or emailing library.director@shutesbury.org,

If you have items waiting for you on the hold shelf, use our online scheduling tool.


Donating your vehicle can help our new library fund grow!

Donate your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat to the Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library. Your vehicle will be picked up for free, usually within 24 – 72 hours and you may qualify for a tax deduction while supporting this important cause.


This year, Florence Bank is giving $125,000 to area non-profit organizations, based on their customer’s votes. The Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library has won Florence Bank grants every year for the past eight years, totaling more than $10,000 for our new library fund. If you are a Florence Bank customer, please cast your vote for the Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library.

Invasive Plant Workshop

How to Identify and Manage Common Invasive Plants

Saturday, October 1st, 10 am –noon, Shutesbury Elementary School

Co-Sponsored by the Shutesbury Recreation Committee

Email library.director@shutesbury.org to register

The Shutesbury Recreation Committee, in Partnership with the M.N. Spear Memorial Library, would like to invite everyone to come out and learn about how to manage some of the most common invasive plants we have here in town, from 10 AM - 12 PM, on Saturday October 1st. Both herbicide and non-herbicide based techniques will be discussed. The workshop is being led by Brian Colleran. Brian Colleran is a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP) and Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS), with a Master’s degree in Natural Resource Management, is Principal Ecologist with his firm, Ecological Land Management, and Chairs his Conservation Commission. He has also acquired both the basic and advanced Field Botany certificates from the Native Plant Trust, and is currently teaching their courses on Invasive Knotweeds & Shrubs. His career has focused on the restoration and conservation of freshwater habitats, primarily through invasive species and riparian area management, especially the management of Japanese knotweed. Regarding knotweed, he is eager to share with others the features of this plant by which it amplifies and exacerbates flood damages. Bring loppers/clippers, and gloves.

This program is being held at the school because some invasive plant species have been identified there. It is not a program for young children but teens, ages 12 and up, who are interested in ecology are invited to participate.



Dinner & Dancing!

Friday, September 30th

Shutesbury Athletic Club

The Friends of the Library will be serving Lasagna, salad, bread and dessert. The menu will include lasagna with and without meat, GF lasagna, and some specialty lasagnas.

Dinner will be served from 5:30 - 7 pm and is $10 for adults, $5 for kids.


Dinner will be followed by

a free concert & dancing to the tunes of the


Butterfly Swing Band


Playing Hot Classic and Contemporary Swing Grooves & More!


6:00 pm Dance Lessons

7:00 – 9:00 pm Dancing


This program is supported in part by a grant from the Shutesbury Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Family Fun Fair!

Sunday, October 16th, 2-4 pm,

Shutesbury Athletic Club

Legos! Arts and crafts! Games! Snacks! Meet a fire fighter and climb inside a fire truck! Meet a police officer and sit inside a police cruiser. Meet Gillian from the Union 28 Community Network for Children and learn about opportunities and services for young families.

Community Pumpkin Carving

Saturday, October 29th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Shutesbury Athletic Club

(Outside, under the pavilion,

dress for the weather)


The Library will be providing free pumpkins for this event. Bring your own carving tools.

The SAC will be grilling hotdogs and hamburgers, $3-$5 each. We’ll have s’mores for dessert.

Ukulele- Musical Zoom-Along

Join Julie for an hour of music and song on Zoom!

4th Monday of the month!

May 23th, June 27th, July 25th, August 22nd, September 26th, October 24th, November 28th & December 26th

7 pm, Online

Email library.director@shutesbury.org to join the list!

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Shutesbury Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.Additional funding is provided by the Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library.


The Roadtown Reads Book Club meets monthly from

September through May.

More info on the Roadtown Reads Book Club page!

Newcomers are welcome!

Email library.director@shutesbury.org to be added to the Google Group.

Books are available at the Library.


Science Fiction Book Club

Wednesday, October 5th , 7:30 pm, Under the pavilion at the Shutesbury Athletic Club

For October, we will be discussing Upgrade by Blake Crouch

Email library.director@shutesbury.org to join the list!

Books are available at the library.

Fun for Kids!

An innovative early learning product for students in grade levels kindergarten through second grade

Pebble Go Animals & Biographies is specifically designed for K-3 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas.